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For The Hybrid Work Era, A Custom Workspace

Many business leaders are seeking to make their office more purposeful with the increase in a hybrid, custom workspace. This can lead to more productive collaboration, quieter spaces for concentration, heads-down work, and even both.

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The Best Hybrid Working Arrangements Model

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The pandemic was the beginning of a new era for work. Hybrid work arrangements became more common and are even a unique selling point for many brands. Many of the biggest brands in the world and industry leaders are moving towards hybrid work over the long-term, which can only be described as hybrid work.

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Top 7 Remote Working Recruitment Platforms

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Remote working was already in existence long before the pandemic. Modern technology has made remote-working possible. However, it is more popular because of the pandemic. It’s becoming more common to be a digital nomad, with more job openings for remote workers that welcome applicants from all parts of the globe.

This was a huge benefit to many people, including those who want to be flexible with their schedules like primary caregivers or those who live in remote areas. Remote working has created new opportunities and we now know that it will continue to be a popular option.

There are many remote-work opportunities available for those who are looking. We will explore some of the most popular platforms to help you find your next remote job.

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Private offices Vs Coworking

Private offices Vs Coworking

Private offices Vs Coworking

Private offices and Coworking. Both have become a very popular method for businesses to access their own space within a shared ecosystem of an office. Having access to coworking means that entrepreneurs and small scaling companies can have access to the office space that they need to grow in excellent locations across a city.

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Coworking Workspace Personalities

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A Coworking workspace can be home to many personalities, but not all of them in the same way as society. A U.S. Survey provided a rough comparison of three groups of coworkers, which showed how their personalities react to the outside world. The members could categorize themselves as either more extroverted or less introverted, or any combination of both.

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Look Professional With New Remote Startups

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Some businesses have found it extremely difficult to resume normal business operations due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. Many businesses that are office-based have had to shift to a virtual model of work, with remote employees, either permanently or semi-permanently. The Tampa Bay area virtual office services offer extensive support to small and medium-sized companies as well as remote startups who are trying to adapt to this new system.

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Workplace Mental Health

How Burnout Threatens To Erode Workplace Mental Health

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Burnout is the natural result of the disconnect between what we humans have to offer versus the unflagging demands of modern workplaces. But how can we deal with it? The article will answer these questions and point out how burnout can threaten to erode workplace mental health.

What Is Burnout? How Does It Affect Mental Health at Work?

According to the World Health Organization, burnout is a condition that results from work stress that has not been managed effectively. It’s easy to see where the stress is coming from, given the stresses of working in a pandemic or the more hours workers put into their jobs. Although it isn’t a medical condition, burnout can have a negative impact on your mental and physical health. It can cause anxiety, depression, a lack of sleep, fatigue, and other problems.

Burnout is a difficult problem to manage because it can affect even the most dedicated employees. These employees tend to take on more responsibility, work longer hours and experience greater job-related stress. Their dedication to work and lack of balance can lead to them becoming more stressed. As their supervisors acknowledge their abilities, they often end up with more responsibilities. Sometimes, however, wages, recognition, and advancement opportunities don’t keep up with the times.

People Who Are Dealing With Burnout Often Share Three Common Traits

  • Physical exhaustion. The most common symptoms of burnout are chronic energy depletion, fatigue, and exhaustion. This is when employees feel exhausted and crash on the couch or go to bed at the end of the workday.
  • Cynicism. People who experience burnout feel a greater mental distance from their jobs, and are often characterized by negative or cynicism. They question the value of their work and wonder what it really means.
  • Personal efficacy. The third, and most concerning characteristic of burnout is a decreased sense of personal effectiveness. No matter how productive or successful a person may be at work, they eventually feel that it doesn’t have an impact on their lives and are unable to complete even the most basic tasks.

Burnout Is on the Rise

  • 52% of workers reported feeling burnout 
  • 67% reported that burnout has increased since the outbreak of the pandemic
  • 79% reported experiencing work-related stress

Burnout and workplace stress go hand-in-hand. The American Psychological Association reported that both problems were high in all fields of work. In late 2021, 79 percent of 1,501 U.S. workers had experienced work-related stress within the last month. 3 out of 5 of those surveyed said it had negatively affected their work life. 36% reported cognitive weariness, 22% reported emotional exhaustion and 44% reported physical fatigue, all signs of burnout. The sharp rise in burnout was evident in the increase in physical fatigue, which rose to 44 percent. This is a 38 percent increase from the last survey in 2019.

What Can Companies Do to Reduce Burnout?

Employers know that employees who are in good workplace mental health are essential to an organization’s success. However, few employers have made plans to address this complex issue. A survey of 322 U.S. employers was conducted by the management consulting firm Willis Towers Watson in October 2021. 86 percent of respondents stated that mental health, stress, and burnout are top priorities. However, 49 percent still hadn’t created a formal plan and only 25% had a well-being strategy.

There are a few strategies that have been developed by companies who are actively seeking ways to improve the workplace mental health of their employees and decrease burnout. These are two of them.

Encouraging Better Work-Life Balance

Employees are encouraged to take more time off to encourage work-life balance. Many companies are increasing the amount of paid time off (PTO), they offer to full-time employees.

Even if they offer unlimited or more PTO, companies have discovered that this doesn’t always alleviate the problem of burnout. Employees fear that work will build up, making it even harder to return. People who are the most vulnerable to burnout are more likely to take leave than those who are dedicated employees. Companies can grant employees permission to leave work without worrying by instituting a shutdown.

Mental Health Benefits

Employers are now including mental health services as part of their employee benefits. The Kaiser Family Foundation surveyed 1,686 private and non-federal employers in 2021. It found that 39% of them had made changes to their health plans in order to increase access to mental health care. Six percent of those surveyed increased the number of providers in their network for mental health services, 16 percent created new resources and programs for employees, and 31 percent increased access to telemedicine.

Many of us have been through a lot. Workplace stress is a major factor. Overwork and burnout can cause serious and long-lasting health problems for even the most dedicated employees. Many companies are now recognizing the seriousness of the problem. There are many ways to make your workplace more pleasant and healthier.

Signature Workspace, owned and operated by Cantor Fund Management, offers services and amenities such as private/ traditional/ studio offices, virtual offices, meeting/conference rooms, and more. Locations ranging from offices in Tampa on Dale Mabry and Northdale and one office in Clearwater offer great physical office space amenities. Contact Signature Workspace for more information today and check out our 5-star reviews!

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